Ear Pain

Though common in children, ear pain can also occur in adults, which involves one or both sides. It is marked by a dull, burning, or sharp pain, and in infants, ear pain causes them to be fastidious and grumpy. It can also present with hearing difficulty, fluid drainage, fever, difficulty in sleeping, etc. Outer, middle, and inner ear infection, wax build-up, strep throat, sinusitis, temporomandibular disorder, perforated eardrum, impacted tooth, tooth infections, water trapped in the ear are some of the causes for ear pain.

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Is it normal to get pain and discomfort in ears after neti pot clearance?

Query: Hello doctor,I used a Neti pot yesterday, for the first time. I was attempting to use the pot on my right nostril, but with my left nostril, everything went smoothly. My sinuses feel much clearer, but I have felt some mild ear pain in my right ear. Is this normal? Did I do something wrong and cause ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Neti wash is an excellent and age old technique to cleanse the sinuses and nasal cavity, especially in people having sinus issues. When you rinse the nasal cavity there could be some ongoing inflammation in the eustachian tube, which connects the nose and the ear. In su...  Read Full »

How to get rid of TMJ disorder?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a TMJ disorder. I am wondering about my frequent inflammation caused in the left side of TMJ. It gets pushed inside my ears. I can feel or hear the cracking wet noise when I push my jaw forward or a painful pushing feeling is felt inside my ears when I clench my teeth. I started to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction, you can follow this advice. Have hot compresses for five to ten minutes every three hours daily. Take tablet Mobizox (Chlorzoxazone with Diclofenac and Paracetamol) one tablet twice a day for a week. Try to chew on the opposi...  Read Full »

Suggest some solutions for my ear pain and ear infection.

Query: Hi doctor, I require medication for my ear pain and ear infections, and I want to treat them quickly. However, pharmacies need a doctor's prescription so that I can have appropriate medicine. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Unless and until there has been obvious continuous discharge from the ear, infection is unlikely. However, if you feel that it is inflamed and there is an infection, I suggest you start on the following medications: 1. Tablet Ciplox 500 mg (Cipr...  Read Full »

I am suffering from pain in my left ear after getting hurt. Is it a serious concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I was slapped on the left part of my face, and now my ears hurt. It feels clogged and painful, and I hear unusual sounds as well.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a high possibility that you would have accidentally injured the eardrum. It is a prevalent thing to happen, and you do not have to worry too much. The defect in the eardrum interferes with optimum sound transmission to the middle and inner ear. You will have s...  Read Full »

Why do I get repeated sinus allergies along with facial and ear pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 51-year-old male, and I am a diabetic. I have been experiencing sinus allergies for some time now. Every year, I have the same problem during the winter to the spring season, but this year has been different because I also have had facial and ear pain. When I start feeling the pain ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern. The most common reason for your symptoms is severe allergic rhinitis with associated sinusitis. I have tried to explain the cascade of events in a simple manner below:Exposure to dust or any irritative substance will initiate reflexes such as ...  Read Full »

My earache increases with hiccups and my ears get blocked easily. Please explain about my problem.

Query: Hello doctor,I have earache that increases with hiccups. I was trying to unblock my left ear with cotton buds the last couple of days, and there was quite a bit of earwax that came out the other day, but today there was not much of it. I have had tinnitus and problems related to hearing for seven ye...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have developed eustachian tube catarrh that occurs secondary to nasal allergy or inflammation. The eustachian tube ventilates the nose and the ear. When the eustachian tube fails to function, a negative pressure develops in the side of the ear leading to a feelin...  Read Full »

Why do I have a ringing sound in my ear and head with a swollen ear after firing a gun ten times?

Query: Hello doctor, I shot off my brother's gun ten times with rapid successions without ear protection. I have been having a ringing sound in my head and left ear for a week now. Initially, I experienced a lot of ringing sounds and a swollen ear. The ringing sound weared off over the next two days but i...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Exposure to any loud sound causes some temporary threshold shift as far as hearing is concerned and might be associated with tinnitus. It usually takes around three to four days for this ringing sound to disappear, or it might take even a week in some cases. There is...  Read Full »

Can a blow or hit to the ear cause labyrinthitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am sorry to confess that I ended up hitting an old friend in the ear instead of the head amid a fistfight. It was not a bloody fight or anything, but he said he could not hear properly for a couple of minutes afterward. He had labyrinthitis a few weeks later, and I wonder if that could ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for briefing me regarding the problem in concern. Some amount of hearing loss and tinnitus is expected if there has been trauma to the eardrum. There could have been a rupture of the eardrum due to the impact of the injury. However, such perforations involving t...  Read Full »

How do I get rid of the pus inside my ears?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a middle ear infection in my left ear two days ago, and I was prescribed antibiotics. I am experiencing a lot of pressure inside my ears, and there is pain at the touch. I could feel a lot of liquid inside my ears. While sleeping, I could feel crusty bits of pus inside my ears...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the briefing regarding the problem in concern. Middle ear infection starts with inflammation in the middle ear, causing pain and fullness due to the slow accumulation of pus. Once the pus has reached a particular limit and has no other way to go, it makes it...  Read Full »

How to treat ear pain presenting with beep sounds?

Query: I am listening to a beep sound in my ears, and ear is paining more due to continuous calling with clients and the use of earphones. Please suggest the tablets or ear drops that can stop the pain and beep sound. My age is 26 years, weight is 70 kgs, height is 170 cms  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi Thanks for briefing regarding the problem in concern. There is no such tablet or drops which can remove the cause for the pain. You should stop using ear phones at the earliest or slowly reduce the number of hours you use them. Shifting over to headphones is a good temporary option.For now you c...  Read Full »

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